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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: On Film, Inc.
Sponsor: Roerig (J.B.) & Co., a division of Charles Pfizer & Co., Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Keywords: Psychology; Pharmaceutical industry; Medicine: Psychiatry
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Fun to watch
It was fun to watch this 1957 stylized but imaginative & funny film which cleverly promoted a tranquilizer. It was filmed at a time when the motion picture code required that the husband and wife be shown in separate beds. The actor who played the husband was excellent.
The source of all his stress is making the mistake of buying a separate bed for his wife.
All They Needed To Do Was Get Laid..Tension Gone...But The Result Could Be One Butt-Ugly Kid..!..Who Will Carry On The Tension..!....Rock Candy As A Drug Won't Work..!
"Father Knows Best" as filmed by Salvador Dali.
Subject: Loved it!
Loved the puffy ladyrobe, loved the wires suspending the bottle of atarax!
Subject: Not stange enough!
I think this ad is nowhere near as stange as people make it out to be (I was hoping for something stanger!). Still, it's very enjoyable. Entertaining as a comedy.
Subject: Pfizer Follies!
Are you seriously wacked out on drugs from Pfizer? Having wild hallucinations? Hearing wild comical music? Do you have the mouth of a fish? Well, those are not hallucinations at all. You are a test subject at the Pfiser labs! That mechanical torture device implanted in your skull is real, and yes, those arms attached to the lab table and desk were aquired from the last "lab rat" that they used before you! But all will be well soon. After a few heavy doses of Atarax, you won't give a rat's ass about a damned thing! How did you end up there? Well, your wife committed you of course. She had to do SOMETHING, and I don't blame her a bit. Be lucky they didn't give you a lobotomy!
Subject: The product of creative minds
Even if you've viewed The Relaxed Wife at least more than once, it's difficult to provide a good description of the film's content to those who have not yet witnessed the utterly bizarre mishmash of humourous images and dialogue that it contains. Every single minute of the film presents viewers with a strange brand of comedy unparalleled by any of the bilge currently occupying network television. The credits are also fascinating to behold!